For dancers hard at work, Dixon Place is tight space
When Dixon Place moves to roomier digs, well miss the fun of sharing the floor with dancers, close enough to have to tuck our feet out of the way. Case in point: Isabel Lewis flopping down her leonine, zaftig body in Dance Work 1 Version 2, abetted by partner Nancy Forshaw-Clapp. Two vigorous women, dressed in green school gymsuits, pit themselves against the limitations of the space, using the wall as foundation and launching pad. (Slap an arm against it, slide down, thrust knees and pelvis out.) Chris Lancaster brings the noisemost weirdly, grinding white powder from a micd flour sifter, then bowing the sifter like a violin. Promo for Chris Yons Make It Look Real! (Sketches From Pontiac), Draft the Third, a dance indirectly related to Oliver Officer, claims that Officer is an outsider artist. Given Yons ungainly body language and rumpled attire, this indecipherable piecelike some outsider artis truly an acquired taste.
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